Do you always feel fatigued, run down and wake up tired? Then here are my top tips to Boost your Energy Levels.
One of the most common problems I see in clients, friends and family is exhaustion. Everyone is always tired and fatigued. Feeling this way can lead to further health concerns, which is why it is important to address fatigue and support our bodies restoration.
Here are my tips on how you can boost your energy levels;
1.Sleep: ensure you are getting approximately 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
2.Introduce Supplements: Come in store to have a chat to me regarding what supplementation may be helpful for you.
3.Eat nourishing foods: Eating nutrient rich meals and snacks regularly throughout the day help balance blood sugar levels and increase energy production in the body. Ensure each meal is balanced and filled with healthy fats, fibre and protein.
4.Increase iron intake: Iron is an essential mineral that transports oxygen throughout the body, which is why iron deficiencies cause low energy levels. Foods high in iron include; dark leafy greens, legumes, nuts, chicken and meat.
5.Reduce refined carbohydrate and sugary foods in your diet as they may cause havoc to blood sugar levels which will affect energy levels.
6.Reduce caffeine: Reducing intake to one per day can make a huge difference in lowering Cortisol and Adrenaline. Yes, coffee will give you an instant boost. However, in the long-term, it can cause your adrenals more stress and exhaustion, therefore inhibiting your body’s ability to heal and repair itself.
7.Regular exercise will help boost endorphin levels and increases blood circulation, which are great mood and energy boosters. However, it is important to not over do it with too much high intensity exercise as this can have the opposite effect on our body.
8.Hydration is also extremely important. Ensure you are drinking at least 2L per day.
9.Consider your liver health. The liver is vital to maintain blood sugar levels, regulate hormones, eliminate toxins and metabolise carbohydrates, fats and protein.
10.Consider talking to a GP regarding blood tests to check your Iron and Thyroid levels, Cortisol and Adrenal profile.
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